24,299 /- (Onwards per person)

  • Tour Code : BUDH
  • 8 D / 7 N
  • Departure : (07:00 Hrs.)
  • Holiday Category :
    Holiday Packages
  • Holiday Type :
    Family, Pilgrimage, Senior Citizen, Student
  • States :
    Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rupandehi
  • Places Covered :
    Kushinagar, Nalanda, Patna, Rajgir, Shravasti, Vaishali, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Lumbini
  • Note :
    • All distance and timings featured are approximate. Single Adt in a room has to pay extra Rs.10,900 - in Standard & Rs.17,300 - in Deluxe package.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Varanasi ( Abode of Lord Shiva )

Morning arrive at Varanasi Airport / Railway station. Upon arrival, meet & greet and trasfer to the hotel . Later visit to Bharat Mata Mandir. Evening sunset and Ganga Aarti and shopping

Night Stay

  • Varanasi
Day 2
Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Early morning wake up for spectacular sunrise tour & enjoy boat ride on Holy river Ganga. Later drive to Bodhgaya (250 kms. / 05.5 hrs.) - most sacred place for Buddhists as it has a Peepul tree under which Gautama the Buddha attained enlightenment some 2500 years back. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Visit Mahabodhi Temple- depicting the various phases of Buddha's journey.

Night Stay

  • Bodhgaya
Day 3
Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Rajgir - Patna

After breakfast drive to Patna (200 kms. / 05 hrs.). Enroute sightseeing of Rajgir - the first venue of Buddhist council & Nalanda-founded in the 5th century known as center of intellectualism. On arrival check into the hotel.

Night Stay

  • Patna
Day 4
Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar

After breakfast at hotel. Visit Golghar and Patna Museum later drive to Kushinagar (253 kms. / 6 hrs.). Enroute visit Vaishali. Proceed to Kushinagar, upon arrival check into the hotel.

Night Stay

  • Kushinagar
Day 5
Kushinagar - Lumbini

Post breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Mahapari Nirvana Temple-which houses the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha, Ramabhar Stupa-which marks Buddha's cremation ground. Drive to Lumbini (200 kms. / 03 hrs.). Upon arrival check into the hotel. After lunch, visit the sight of Birth place of Lord Buddha.

Night Stay

  • Lumbini
Day 6
Lumbini - Sravasti

After breakfast , drive to Sravasti (225 kms. / 06 hrs.). Upon arrival check into the hotel. Proceed for sightseeing and visit Maheth & Saheth. Evening at leisure.

Night Stay

  • Sravasti
Day 7
Sravasti - Varanasi

After breakfast , drive to Varanasi (350 kms. / 07 hrs.). Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Sarnath. Evening at leisure.

Night Stay

  • Varanasi
Day 8
Depart from Varanasi

Morning visit Lord Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, Museum. Evening transfer to Airport / Railway station for return journey.

  • Tour Concludes

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transport by Non AC Vehicle in standard packages & AC Vehicle in Deluxe package as per the itinerary. Hotel accomodation on twin sharing basis. All road taxes, toll taxes, parking fee. Driver reward.
  • Exclusions

  • Air fare Train fare. guide & entry fee during sight seeing. boating horse riding etc. Portages, Laundry, Food, Tips, Liquor, exp. 4.50% Govt. Service tax. any other item not specified in cost includes.
  • Date & Price Info

    Tour Price

    Type of Vehicles Apr-2017 To Sep-2017
    Standard Deluxe
    Car 2 Pax 24,299/- 25,099/-
    3 Pax 18,399/- 19,199/-
    4 Pax 16,499/- 17,199/-
    Innova 4 Pax 18,699/- 19,499/-
    5 Pax 16,299/- 17,099/-
    6 Pax 15,399/- 16,099/-
    7 Pax 14,099/- 14,899/-
    Tempo Traveller 7 Pax 15,899/- 16,699/-
    8 Pax 15,299/- 16,099/-
    9 Pax 14,299/- 15,099/-
    Child Without Mattress (6-11 Yrs.) 1 Pax 11,299/- 11,699/-
    Child With Mattress (6-11 Yrs.) 1 Pax 13,099/- 13,699/-
    Type of Vehicles Oct-2017 To Mar-2018
    Standard Deluxe
    Car 2 Pax 25,499/- 26,499/-
    3 Pax 19,499/- 20,399/-
    4 Pax 17,699/- 18,699/-
    Innova 4 Pax 19,999/- 20,899/-
    5 Pax 17,399/- 18,399/-
    6 Pax 16,599/- 17,599/-
    7 Pax 15,299/- 16,199/-
    Tempo Traveller 7 Pax 17,099/- 18,099/-
    8 Pax 16,499/- 17,499/-
    9 Pax 15,499/- 16,499/-
    Child Without Mattress (6-11 Yrs.) 1 Pax 11,999/- 12,599/-
    Child With Mattress (6-11 Yrs.) 1 Pax 13,999/- 14,699/-

    Note: Govt. Service Tax @9.00% applicable.

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    Payment Terms

    • You can pay by Cash/ Cheque / Demand Draft / Debit Card / Credit Card/ Internet Banking /NEFT/ Demand draft & Bank Transfer favoring Southern Travels Pvt Ltd

    Tour Requirements

    • For Adults - Photo identification in the form of Voters ID / Passport / Aadhar Card / Driving Licence / Ration card
    • For students - Photo identification in the form of Passport / Aadhar Card / PAN card Carry original as well as 2 photocopies of school or college Photo Identity card
    • For Infants - Carry 2 passport sized photographs

    Things to Carry

    • Mobile phone with appropriate sim card
    • Along with your necessary clothing and toiletries carry sun screen lotion, hand sanitizer, sun glasses, cap, sports shoes, umbrella / windcheater, camera etc. and woollens if needed
    • If you are on any medication, carry sufficient stock of the medicines with prescription

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    Shopping

    • Tibetan style paintings on silk and paper, Buddha statues, sandalwood rosaries, Junk Jewellery.

    Places Covered

    Kushinagar

    Kushinagar

    Kushinagar is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Gautama Buddha is thought to have attained Parinirvana after his death. In ancient times, it was known as Kushavati and finds mention in epic Ramayan as the city of Kusha the son of Ram. Kushinagar was a celebrated center of the Malla kingdom of ancient India, later known as Kushinara, one of the most important holy sites for Buddhists. At this location, near the Hiranyavati River, Gautama Buddha attained final Nirvana after falling ill from eating a meal of a species of mushroom. Many of the ruined stupas and viharas here date back to 3rd to 5th century when prosperity was at its peak.

    Nalanda

    Nalanda

    Nalanda was an ancient center of higher learning in the Indian state of Bihar, about 88 kilometers south east of Patna. It was a Buddhist center of learning from the fifth or sixth century CE to 1197 CE. Nalanda flourished between the reign of Kumara Gupta I and as well as during time of Buddhist emperors like emperors from the Pala Empire. The complex was built with red bricks and at its peak, the university attracted scholars and students from as far away as Tibet, China, Greece, and Persia. Nalanda was destroyed by Turkic Muslim invaders under Bakhtiyar Khilji in 1193.

    Patna

    Patna

    Patna is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world as Ancient city, known as Pataliputra, was the capital of the Magadha Empire under the Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Sunga, Gupta and Pala. Pataliputra was also a seat of learning and fine arts as its population during the Maurya period in 300 BCE was about 400,000. The modern city of Patna is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges, which also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak and Punpun. The Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain pilgrim centres of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya, and Pawapuri are nearby.

    Rajgir

    Rajgir

    Rajgir was the first capital of the kingdom of Magadha, a state that would finally evolve into the great Mauryan Empire. The city is also notable in Buddhism, as one of the favorite places for Gautama Buddha and the well known "Atanatiya" conference was held at Vulture's Peak Mountain. Rajgir is connected to Patna via Bakhtiarpur, which lies midway between Patna and Mokameh. Road access is by NH 30A. It is located in a green valley surrounded by rocky hills. Indian Railways run trains directly from Rajgir to New Delhi with Shramjeevi Express.

    Shravasti

    Shravasti

    Shravasti, the north-eastern town, located near the West Rapti River is closely associated with the life of Gautama Buddha. Buddha is believed to have spent 24 Chaturmases here. Age-old stupas, majestic viharas and several temples establish Buddha's association with Shravasti. It is being said that the Vedic Bharat period king Sravast founded this town, the capital of the Kosala Kingdom during 6th BC to 6th AD. This prosperous trading center was well known for its religious associations as Sobhanath temple is believed to be the birthplace of the Tirthankara Sambhavanath in Jainism.

    Vaishali

    Vaishali

    Vaishali derives its name from King Vishal of the Mahabharata age even before the advent of Buddhism and Jainism, Vaishali was the capital of the vibrant republican Licchavi state. Vaishali was an ancient metropolis and the capital city of the republic of the Vaishali state, covering most of the Himalayan Gangetic region of present-day Bihar. Very little is known about the early history of Vaishali, but the Vishnu Purana records 34 kings of Vaishali, the first being Nabhaga, who is believed to have abdicated his throne over a matter of human rights.

    Varanasi

    Varanasi

    Varanasi is situated on the banks of the Ganges and is located 320 km south-east of Lucknow. It is regarded as a holy city by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. The Kashi Naresh is the chief cultural patron of Varanasi while the culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the river Ganges and its religious importance. The city has been a cultural and religious centre in North India for thousand years. The Benares Gharana form of the Indian classical music was developed in Varanasi with many prominent Indian philosophers, poets, writers, and musicians.

    Bodhgaya

    Bodhgaya

    Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex. It is famous for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment, also known as Bodhimandala. The place-name, Bodh Gaya, did not come into use until the 18th century CE as historically it was known as Uruvela, Sambodhi or Mahabodhi. The main monastery of Bodh Gaya used to be called the Bodhimanda-vihara, which is now called the Mahabodhi Temple. For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha.

    Lumbini

    Lumbini

    Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal, the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Siddartha as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. Between roughly 563 and 483 BCE, Lumbini was one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and also located here is the Puskarini where the Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth.

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